2020 marked the 50th anniversary of Flower Travellin' Band's 1970 debut, Anywhere, the very earliest footsteps in what would grow into the Japanese metal scene, as well as one of the first albums on a global scale containing heavy metal. In this article we walk through the years from then 'til now.
Power metal and its related sub-styles have been a prominent division of Japanese heavy metal music for decades now. In this article I will be walking through the country's power metal scene to the best of my ability, from its origins through to present day.
This article is a countdown of the 50 most important, successful, and influential Japanese metal bands of all time.
In this article, I will take you through the different stylistic trends and eras of visual kei in relation to Japanese metal music.
An introduction to ten underappreciated Japanese heavy metal guitarists who you might not have heard of.